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Trump ally Roger Stone: Americans can now choose 'alternative' truths | February 20, 2017

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Ed Pilkington
Roger Stone, pictured at his office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: ‘Politics is a contact sport.’ Photograph: Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images     
As Donald Trump was hitting his stride at his White House press conference this week, doing what he does best – denigrating journalists, spreading falsehoods about his electoral victory, offering science lessons on the uses of uranium – text messages started pinging on the cellphones of news anchors sitting in the front row.

“He should do this with a therapist, not on live TV,” one text reportedly said. It came from an interesting source: a Republican US senator.

It is one month into the Trump administration and all of Washington, most of the United States, and sizable chunks of the globe are transfixed by the new White House incumbent. While his supporters remain ecstatic about his entirely unorthodox approach to the most powerful job on Earth, millions of others – among them, it seems, Republican senators – are scratching their own heads and wondering how to understand what is going on inside his. Read more...



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